HOLIDAY APARTMENTS IN ASSISI HISTORIC CENTRE, OPPOSITE THE CATHEDRAL OF SAN RUFINO
Palazzo Minciotti is on the Piazza San Rufino. The entrance is in Via Santa Maria delle Rose, 2, Assisi (opposite the Cathedral). Upon arrival, please ring the bell with the name “Minciotti-Ingretolli” on it.
If you arrive by car from Florence, you must take the exit Valdichiana of the Autostrada del Sole, then take the SS road for Perugia and carry on till the Assisi exit. Follow the signs to Santa Maria degli Angeli and finally drive up the last 3 km to Assisi.
Distance: 180 km/ travelling time 1 ½-2 hours
If you come from Rome, you must take the Orte exit of the Autostrada del Sole, then take the SS road in the direction of Terni-Spoleto, and follow the signs for Assisi after Foligno.
Distance: 175 km/ travelling time about 2 hours
Once Once you reach Assisi, drive up to the higher part of the city. The luggage can be unloaded outside the Palazzo and then the car can be parked in the car-park of Piazza Matteotti (a charge is payable), which is about 200 meters away. Click here Click here for more detailed directions
Driving directions to reach Palazzo Minciotti
If you drive from Rome on the motorway A1 towards Florence, take the Orte exit, then SS E45 towards Perugia/Terni and follow the signs for Perugia/Cesena. When you are near Perugia, follow the signs for Assisi or Assisi/Foligno. Take the exit for “Santa Maria degli Angeli/Assisi” and follow the signs for Assisi.
Once in Assisi: Take Viale Umberto I, the ring road around Assisi, to the right. Continue in the direction of Gualdo Tadino and San Rufino. After turning left, with the API petrol station on your left, turn right and after about 400 meters turn left. Here you will find yourselves behind the Cathedral of San Rufino and you have practically arrived. To your right is the car-park of Piazza Matteotti (fee-paying, parking available both in the square and underground). To your left there is a circular rock and behind it the dome of the Cathedral of San Rufino.
Turn left into this street, Via del Torrione, and proceed towards the Cathedral. After 100 meters, you will find yourselves in the Cathedral square. Palazzo Minciotti is in front of you, the only building with one small balcony. The entrance is on Via Santa Maria delle Rose No. 2. Ring the bell “Minciotti-Ingretolli” on the first door to your right. Mrs Anna Maria Minciotti will help you unload your luggage and will accompany you to the nearby car-park.
Traffic and parking rules in the city
On some particular days it may not be allowed to drive into the centre. In such cases you have to leave your car in the car-park of Piazza Matteotti and walk to Palazzo Minciotti. It is only a five minutes’ walk. These are the days when it is not allowed to enter the city centre:
In the afternoon of Good Friday and all the days of the Kalendimaggio festival. Also on 15th August, 25th April, 1st May, 4th October (Feast of St Francis) the traffic is very intense and there is a risk of not finding a parking lot. In such eventuality we advise that you drive on to the Rocca Maggiore where it is almost always possible to park on a first come, first served basis.
If you reach Assisi by train, outside the station there is the terminal of the bus service which links the station to the city centre. The service ends in Piazza Matteotti, very close to Piazza San Rufino where Palazzo Minciotti is situated. (See instructions above on how to arrive from Piazza Matteotti). There is also a very efficient taxi service from the station which costs about 13 Euros plus 50 cents for each piece of luggage.
If you fly into Perugia airport, the only way to reach Assisi is by taxi which costs about 35 Euros. Otherwise you could rent a car. There are flights to Milano-Malpensa, an international airport with connections to anywhere in the world.
From Rome, Florence and Naples it is also possible to reach Assisi by coach.